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Feb 25, 2011 8:00pm EST
funding for to the contrary provided by... >> this week on to the contrary, the obama administration comes out for gay marriage. then, are majority female unions being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles? behind the headlines former network news anchor carole simpson on racism and sexism in the media. >> hello i'm bonnie erbe welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, gay marriage. in a move this week with implications for the 2012 presidential race, the obama administration says it will no longer defend the defense of marriage act or doma. the act defines marriage as only available to a man and a woman. it denies marriage based federal benefits to same sex married couples. u.s. attorney general holder deems the 15-year-old federal law unconstitutional. the decision is caution quite a stir on capitol hill with some republicans calling it political. during his 2008 presidential campaign, president obama said he did not support the right of gay couples to marry. and now he reveals his positio
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Feb 12, 2011 4:00am EST
michelle obama gets frank about her family's faith. then, new research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. behind the headlines: why every little girl wants to be a princess. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the first family and religion. some americans want the obamas to set the record straight about their religious beliefs and practices. this week mrs. obama said the first family participates in church and has a spiritual life. she also said the president prays daily and often consults ministers by phone. but mrs. obama would not disclose whether she has a spiritual adviser. despite many proclamations about being christian, president obama's religion has been debated nationally since he became a canned kate date for national office. just last summer, one in five americans believed he was a muslim and close to half of americans were unsure about the president's religious beliefs. only 34% believed the president is christian. at the annual national prayer breakfa
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Feb 11, 2011 7:00am EST
president obama warned the administration in general had foreseen. the event and when they started unfolding they had a very difficult time responding -- it does not seem like president obama warned the administration in general had foreseen the events. the administration has been trying to hedge its bets in terms of what side it should be on. they don't want to let go of a 30-year-old friend in president mubarak but at the same time they can't stand and -- against the will of the egyptian people and an overwhelmingly pro- democracy revolution. they are in a very difficult position. >> let's look back over the last, nearly three weeks. do you think america and now today has less or more influence as in the beginning? >> i think it has significantly less influence than it did had at any point in time. again, the administration appears confused. they don't seem to know what to do or even what is going to take place in cairo. yesterday president obama gave his speech in michigan, indicating that president mubarak was about to leave, and the same from the cia director, but at the end of the day
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Feb 18, 2011 7:00am EST
eades. guantanamo bay still open, despite the obama pledges. have conditions improved? fashionable fad or a emerging classic? we talked to a new breed of ethical designers as london fashion week starts strutting its stuff on the catwalk. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 3:00 p.m. in bahrain, where burials have been taking place for three protesters killed by security forces on thursday. tens of thousands have emerged on the streets of the capital, manama, once again. calls for revolution and the overthrow of the ruling family. this is the latest in protests that were sparked by events in tunisia and of course the revolution in egypt. the unrest has spread across the region from north africa to the middle east and on into the gulf. in libya, human rights activists believe 24 people have died as authorities crackdown on anti- government demonstrators. >> funerals for victims' of the protests in bahrain. a non democratic post western ally and ruled by a monarchy, whose foundations may now be under threat. the victims died in police clashes when the protests was vio
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Feb 19, 2011 7:00am EST
look and see if it holds is the coalition between the clintons and president obama. that is to me the key political fact in the country, that coalition. if that weren't there, hillary clinton f she were still senator of this state up in new york would be the lightning rod for every middle east problem, every economic problem. she would be the way ted kennedy was back with jimmy carter. the party would be split. and the fact that it is not split i think is key to its success, and its possibility of winning a significant re-election. if they weren't united as they are, i don't think they would be winning next time. >> rose: do you think if she was in the senate now. >> the things that have happened she might be positions herself to challenge. >> not to challenge but even if she didn't, she would be positioned to inevitably play the role of critic because it would just come to her it would be the automatic role for somebody like that. and as it is, because she's part of the team and done this perfect job so far, bill clinton's part of the team, it's really that, i don't know if i said th
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Feb 10, 2011 9:00am EST
this so fascinating is that while president obama has faced foreign policy changes before, afghanistan, north korea, this is the first one that is coming at this whitehouse in real time. where they're having to adjust their rhetoric and positions to events they really can't control. they're missing a whole lot of leverage. what i find most fascinating in my most recent conversations with whitehouse officials who are dealing with this, is that they now recognize that the american aid to egypt which is $1.5 a year isn't much leverage. much is in military equipment and most of the jobs back here. their real leverage at this point is the fact that the protesters still keep coming out in the street including today at the beginning of the rolling strikes around the country. and so now the obama administration finds itself in the odd position that in order to get to that stability that they cherish and to get to the elections that they need to have and the constitutional reforms, they really need the protesters to stay out on the street. they need to foment a good deal of instability in order
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Feb 20, 2011 10:30am EST
in the house, but the senate and president obama is threatening a veto. the house will not be able to do it. >> we have to always remind people that money bills originate in the house, and that gives them an enormous amount of power in this situation. >> but it has been an interesting contribution to the civic debate, i think, to see people but to eliminate -- to see people vote to eliminate earmarks. i am watching the devil in california. there is a number of individual -- i am watching what is happening in california. the california delegation is going along with these bills been killed because they are saying we're going to have to cut spending, so we will have to sever our own loss of federal funds like everybody else. >> darren, what is this doing to the larger picture? is this going to help or will it put us into another recession? >> first, i think all these people must have brought their dogs to washington. they feel like they have their friends and do not need to make friends here. in some ways, it is refreshing that the want to stir things up. but it is also a little dang
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Feb 5, 2011 11:30am EST
into our fox in the classroom update. president obama delivers his state of the union speech to the nation. in e-mail before the speech he said job creation remains the top priority. >> my principle focus, my number one focus is going to be making sure that we are competitive, growing and creating jobs now and well into the future. >> and our congresswoman gabrielle giffords was not able to attend the speech, her representative was invited to sit with michelle obama during the speech. the republican lead house of representatives repealed the health care reform law passed by the president last year. all 442 republicans as well as democrats voted in favor to the repeal. >> our pledge was to repeal obama care why? because it is going to increase spending, taxes and destroy jobs in america. >> the bill faces almost certain defeat in the democratic controlled senate. >> outside in the african nation violence broke out of the leader was forced to leave the country. protesters were angry over government representation, high food prices and high unemployment levels. analysts fear that extre
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Feb 28, 2011 8:30am EST
there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in setting as back. tavis: it is part of the american presiden
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Feb 13, 2011 6:30pm EST
african-american leaders, from the time of george washington to president obama. i will be joined by an african- american broadcaster, my friend, george wilson. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle is produced in collaboration with howard university television. now, your program host, national and syndicated columnist, llewellyn king, and co-host, linda gasparello. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hello again. thank you for coming along. i would like to remind you this program is made possible by the arizona public service and its holding co., pinnacle west, and it's interesting chief executive. i promised you a special guest. here he is. george wilson, as i mentioned. ken, you have written a book called "family of freedom -- presidents and african-americans in the white house." you have been the white house correspondent of u.s. news and world report. that magazine has changed more than you have in 29 years. we all have. you have been broadcasting on sirius xm radio for several years now, george, and before that for a long time. >> als
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Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
the departure of president hosni mubarak. the obama administration has been struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing events. secretary of state hillary clinton told a european security conference on saturday those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still at the end on the outside looking in. joining me now by phone from cairo is "new york times" columnist in roger cohen. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so tell me where we are at this monday late night in cairo. >> well, today the government, president hosni mubarak, seemed to be reasserting control, at least to some degree. cairo had an air of greater normalcy. there was more traffic, banks open at least for a couple of hours and the government immediately put through a 15% pay rise, the government workers, in an attempt to calm things. but the protests atta rear square continue with many, many thousands of people still in the square and the standoff remains. the protestors who insist that hosni mubarak, president of 30 years, must go now and mubarak seemingly in
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
president obama, a protest leader looks at the military, and dick cavett looks at dick cavett when we continue. kids to have more exposure to the arts. kids funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin tonight with president obama, earlier today he gave his first news conference of the year. he began by defending his budget proposal for 2012. >> what i think is important to do is not discount the tough choices that are required just to stabilize the situations. it doesn't solve it, but it stabilizes it. and if we can get that done that starts introducing this concept of us being able to, in a serious way, cooperate to meet this fiscal challenge, and
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00am EST
: what's interesting to me, too, is it seems to me this administration in washington, president obama, clearly with the talents he has should be able to explain... >> this is obama's story! >> rose:... that we're on the side of history here and that our commitment is to egypt. we're not abandoning a person, we are supporting a country. >> and, by the way, the people here have made that choice. and i feel they've rendered that judgment. >> rose: what about israel? you were there. how do they see this and you have written that prime minister netanyahu needs to have a moment in which he gets on the right side of this? what does netanyahu do? >> well, first of all, i have a lot of sympathy and understanding for the israeli's view of strategic situation. they've had peace with egypt for 30 years, they abided by the treaty. >> rose: it's been the cornerstone of their policy. >> i think the challenge for israel is going to be the fact that it won't... it will no longer be able to have piece with one man. it will have to be with 80 million people. now i think the implications of that, what th
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00am EST
scheduled for the 29th of april this year. barack obama will deliver his budget plan to the u.s. congress on monday. the u.s. deficit is expected to be cut by $1.10 trillion over the next decade, including a revised effort to limit tax deductions for wealthy americans. republicans are pushing for deeper spending cuts. we are joined from washington by our economic commentator. how big, how expensive is this >> is fairly large in terms of non-military discretionary spending. but in the grand scheme is not that large. the majority of the u.s. budget is military spending, social security, and medicare. if you do not address those issues, you are left with spending cuts that are much less. >> spending cuts, as well as increases in taxes, they can both be painful. how do you get the mixture right? >> what the republicans are going to try to do is paint the president as someone who likes to tax and spend. this is already what john boehner has said. what obama wants to do is make sure that the recovery states so that when it comes time for reelection in 2012, we do not have a poor economy in the bac
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Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
to change until the castro brothers are gone. >> president obama feels differently. there is a republican point of view and a democrat point of view. he is trying the philosophy that says if you show people what freedom is, perhaps they will respond. and then what we have said as republicans is look, anything you do to help the regime will go into the castros' pockets. they are buying more planes, tanks, and so on. the important thing is whatever president obama does it leads to the freedom of cuba. i was reading this morning how little they know about what is going on in egypt. >> that was in my mind. let me take a little break. carlos gutierrez is our guest. former secretary of commerce under president george bush, former president and ceo of the kellogg co., founder of the global political strategies, which is a division of apco. that is a big global communications firm. he just call me -- the vice chair of the client group for citigroup. sit tight. back on the other side. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the
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Feb 20, 2011 8:00am EST
change things as well? >> obama. >> before obama. the martin luther king. >> i have come to a cooperative village school, bilingual, by national, but first, israel. arab and jewish children play and learn together. i'm like max in my own story. i want to know what both communities think and feel about one another. >> so you come to this school, and there are arabic children here. did you find it quite easy to begin to play with them? just as easy? >> yes, it was easy, but it takes some time. when kids say to another kid, "are you arab?" it was like a curse. i tell them that it is not a curse. >> you hear e bad stories. >> bad stories and not good stories. >> max witnesses the moment when the kites fly up over the wall. kites of peace. a new beginning maybe. a fresh start. so here we are, making cuts together -- making kites together. blue and pink? perfect. oliver sure of is the more scenes there are like this, the more children meet and talk when they are young, the greater the chance of understanding and reconciliation. sadly, when they are 12, the children are sent off to s
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Feb 6, 2011 8:30am EST
you for having me. >>> president obama said he's praying that "a better day will dawn" over egypt. at the annual national prayer breakfast in washington thursday, the president said he seeks god's help and guidance every day. in unusually personal remarks, obama said with his policies, he tries to follow the biblical command to serve "the least of these." he said his christian faith has sustained him since becoming president. >> the more so when michelle and i hear our faith questioned from time to time. we are reminded that ultimately, what matters is not what other people say about us, about whether we are true to our conscience and true to our god." >>> in the tibetan buddhist community around the world, there was deep concern this week after authorities in india raided the monastery of a top spiritual leader. thousands of buddhists have been rallying in support of the 25-year-old karmapa lama, who is the third highest-ranking leader of tibetan buddhism. the karmapa has been living in dharmsala, india, since a dramatic escape from china in 2000. this week, indian authorities en
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Feb 18, 2011 3:00am EST
with bluffs like that anymore and the obama administration and the governments of europe have already shown that they have now in the past couple of months a better understanding of the social and political dynamics of this region. so for the king to now pretend that foreigners are influencing or are the sort of agents provocateur of this uprising i don't think anybody's going to buy that. >> rose: what do they want from outside forces like the united states? >> not a whole lot. not a whole lot. the other thing that's common with these kids is that throughout their lives they've seen the u.s. as an enabling force. a government that enables their desperation, that enables their despots to rule over them. so they're not terribly fond of this. on the other hand, they don't have a sort of visceral animosity to americans. the one thing that we have not seen, two months of protests across the arab world, how many american flags were burned? >> rose: none that i saw. >> exactly. how many times was the effigy of an american president hung from a tree? none. so that tells you that there is an
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
talk about another practical aspect, which is that it's one thing if president obama goes somewhere and says we will put government funding behind something that you have that's ready to go. this win for the future idea. but i'm wondering, where is the money? i mean, i read and heard that representative paul lyon from the budget committee has decided that $32 billion are going to be cut from the budget. well, $if $32 billion are cut, a lot of the cuts will be made inside. they'll be made in the very places where government would be able to find the money to help encourage this entrepreneurship. >> to afghanistan, it disappeared. nobody knows where it went. >> i think there is a role for government in investing and innovation and creating the right environment for entrepreneurship and innovation. and in my opinion, it comes down to allocation of resources. so much of the federal budget is spent on things going down the toilet that don't invest in the future. infrastructure, education, entrepreneurship. >> and a trillion dollars on iraq. what i would like to know is how does the gover
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Feb 20, 2011 6:00pm EST
america. president obama has been a welcome change. we have a lot of governors who are really involved, republicans and democrats. schwarzenegger has been involved. >> for online video of all "this is america" programs, visit our website, thisisamerica.net. "this is america" -- brought to you by -- hyndai motor company -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the league of arab states, representing 350 million people in 22 member countries. the rotondaro family trust, the ctc foundation, and the american life tv network. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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Feb 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
was so happy to hear obama say in his speech last week that they're really going to push back and not allow anything that interferes with the help of our children and grandchildren of anyone in the country. the public just does not know how much pressure is being brought down upon the epa to weaken the laws. the lobbyists are hitting like crazy for mercury and so many pollutants, so, please, everyone should keep on top of this and write their congress people and let them know that the health of our children and all of us is so important. tavis: so the new film, "waiting for forever." there is a new generation but who have come to know you because of ben stiller. >> it is so funny, on the subway in new york, have people who say, are you the mommy up -- yes, i am the mother. it that seems to be my claim to fame. tavis: you are ok with it? >> i am fine with it. tavis: the new film is "waiting for forever." blyther, great to have you on the program. at a tremendous honor for me. tavis: a tremendous honor for me also. that is our show for tonight. thank you for watching, and as always,
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Feb 27, 2011 10:30am EST
china, india, and our own country. the obama administration came in with very lofty goals, but they have to recognize that this is a long term and a large-scale issue that will take a lot of effort. >> or sometimes a capriciously fast one. >> that is a good point. thinking back to the early days when the japanese invasion came into the united states, the transistor was an american invention, but the japanese commercialized. >> that was the vhs tape. it was two inches. riders hated it. it was hard to deal with. >> there were two hurdles. first is the idea, the technology hurdle, which we are good at, and second is the commercialization, which we have been less effective at. the technology we are importing now from china was invented here, but they seem to be more effective in commercializing and then we are. >> let me get back to a subject that interests me, whether you push or pull. i would like to do a station identification. for the benefit our listeners on sirius xm radio, where the audio can be heard at 930 a.m. eastern time. you're listening to "white house concert -- white hou
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Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
excess. tavis: president obama wants to find a way to wind it down freddie mac and fannie mae. what do you make of that? >> i have not had a chance to look at his recommendations yet? we found freddie mac and fannie mae --these were publicly traded corporations. they followed wall street into investing in risky subprime mortgages but that was to regain market share and get compensation. i don't think you can go back to a model of having privatized gains and socialized losses. the american taxpayers bashed up the losses. i hope we move to a model where we don't have the up side going into the private sector and downside with the tax payers. tavis: you mentioned the report finds the crisis was avoidable. this report also finds government was ill equipped to deal with them period where this mess unfolded. talk about the fact it was unavoidable. talk about the fact that government was ill-equipped to deal with it. >> there are two phases here. we made a set of decisions to allow a shadow banking system to become even bigger than our regular banking system. the fed sat on its hands while pr
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00am EST
rights. relations between the nation's had become better under the obama administration, but such strident criticism shows that the friendship is not always smooth. >> you are watching "gmt." the return of the euro zone is being felt again in irish politics. the collapse of the economy under massive debt and a huge national bailout will dominate the campaign. polling day is likely to be february 25. >> the election date has yet to be confirmed. the posters are already up. the people are ready to have their say on ireland's political future. the current prime minister, whatever date he takes, he will not be involved. last night he announced he would not be fighting the election. if the opinion polls are to be believed, ireland will soon have a change of government. the key issue in the election will be how to rescue the irish economy. people are angry that the slide from boom to bust. many believe that the reckless lending of irish banks -- people were so angry that they competed to be allowed to destroy a bmw that was owned by one of the country's leading bankers. >> as a result o
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Feb 2, 2011 3:00am EST
question now is will the egyptian people accept it? hours after president mubarak spoke, president obama had this to say. >> what i indicated tonight to president mubarak, it's my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. further more, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair. >> rose: joining me on the phone from cairo is david kirkpatrick. he is a cairo bureau chief of the "new york times" and i'm very pleased to have him with us on this day. >> good to be here. >> rose: tell me about this day. >> it's really been a day like nothing i've ever experienced before in my life. i have to start the story a little bit earlier. yesterday. yesterday we weren't sure whether today was going to be a celebration or a bloodbath. it looked like the mubarak government was moving back into cairo and the other big cities their security police, which is a special paramilitary force mainly to control the people, not to fight crime. and that they'd been pull
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Feb 14, 2011 9:00am EST
street party is going to last all night. >> then president obama in washington said this. >> today belongs to the people of egypt. and the american people are moved by these scenes in cairo and across egypt because of who we are as a people. and the kind of world that we want our children to grow up in. the word tahrir means liberation. there is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom. and forever more it will remind us of the egyptian people. and what they did, of the things that they stood for. and how they changed their country and in doing so, changed the world. >> rose: it is hard, very hard to express the emotion that is so powerful on the streets of this city. here's some of the scenes my producers shot with bhee as we came to the studio this evening. >> . >> we are a revolution . >>> . >> these pictures speak volumes but make no mistake, the hard work is just beginning. the people who have made this day from all sides now come together to try to reshape a country. we begin our conversation about this day in just a moment. >> we are now h
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Feb 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
, president suharto. if you look at obama's first memoir there is quite searing accounts of his stepfather talking to him about this being a land of cruelty where weak people are killed by strong people. and you can konl imagine the young obama listening to this. >> rose: finally this evening we go from he lipt-- egypt to the american economy with austan goolsbee. we close this evening by looking ahead at sunday's super bowl with boomer. max rodenbeck, david ignatius, miguele dunne, austan goolsbee when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. . >> rose: it is the 11th day o
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Feb 4, 2011 7:00pm EST
doesn't just change our lives, it is how we make our living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think abo
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Feb 17, 2011 7:00pm EST
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this w
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Feb 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
on the streets, barack obama says he wants change in egypt to start now. >> in light of what has happened over the last two weeks, going back to the old ways is not gone to work. -- doubling to work. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- per month names its first civilian president in half a century, but he is a former army general. and on the rocks. the true story of the shipwreck called whiskey galore. hello to you. it had not been one of egypt's protesters promise, a day of departure, but an 11th day of demonstration has seen hundreds of thousands in the streets urging president mubarak and his government to go now. the bbc is sold the vice- president is expected to meet leading opposition figures within days. the muslim brotherhood has told us they will not attend while he is in power. protesters still plan regular demonstrations, but people are being encouraged to go home. >> the evening from cairo. today, the scene of running battles turns into a massive prayer gr
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Feb 18, 2011 6:30pm EST
veto by the obama administration, but to many people, it looked like american business as usual, really. >> you had the administration coming in and promising better relations with the muslim world. you also had president obama, his rhetoric -- very strongly, lately, behind the pro-democracy demonstrators, behind the rule of law in the arab world. that was his rhetoric that the arab protesters world, but the decisive action he has taken that b.c. is to defend israel in the security council on an issue like settlements, where, frankly, the united states was very isolated. there were 14 votes for the resolution. that is everybody else on the security council. the resolution was co-sponsored by some 130 countries. there's almost no other issue there is greater consensus, and americans stood out today as being isolated in their veto of the resolution. >> many thanks for that. the bbc has obtained new information that questions whether mi5 could have done more to prevent the london bombings in 2005. the inquest will consider whether the attackers could have in stock. on monday, a senior offi
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00am EST
the obama administration trying to catch up with events. >> charlie: we conclude with bill keillor executive editor of "the new york times" talking about wikileaks and events in egypt. >> it's has some immediate impact and to the extent that what's happening in the streets of egypt, many of the egyptians say they were inspired by what happened in tunisia and had a second -- secondary effect. >> charlie: our conversation with annette benning will be shown next week. wikileaks, next. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: in egypt today there was a dramatic turn of events when demonstrations turned violent, some of them riding camels and hor
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Feb 22, 2011 9:00am EST
parts of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where you think things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide wh
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Feb 18, 2011 8:00pm EST
obama unveiled his proposed 2012 budget. his goals are cutting the deficit and stimulating job growth. in a one-on-one interview with white house senior advisor valerie jarrett, she says america's place in the global economy is also paramount. >> we want to be able to out innovate, out educate, out build the rest of the world. our competition is no longer here between democrats and republicans. our real competition is global. the president says, let's get rid of programs that don't work also invest in the future. and what's the biggest impact on women, children, families, the biggest single impact in your view of the president's budget? >> as you know i chair the white house council on women and girls, it was created by president obama to make sure that every single federal agency was focusing on what it could do to improve the lives of women and girls. the president's budget in every department touches the lives of women and girls so there isn't a single impact, it's everything from investing in early childhood education to investing in family planning, childhood nutrition, yo
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Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
. as the handwriting has appeared on the walls, president obama continues to inch forward. so, now the die is cast, right? he is going to go? >> by the time that people see this it may well have been announced already. this has been a very tricky problem for the obama administration and the bush administration. egypt is our closest ally in the arab world. a big, strong military that matters to us. it is vital for defense in that part of the world. we tread gingerly when it comes to egypt. in the end it is a mistake to think that this is about us. there has been a lot of criticism against president obama in the last week. why did he not move quicker? as if this is our problem. and it is not our problem. in the end of this has to be authentically egypt's creation. this history has to be written by egyptian hands. if it is not, if we are seen as pushing the process, it will be illegitimate. i think that reticence on the part of washington, although some people would like to see as agitating full time for human-rights, is the right course. >> does it disappoint you at all, the ballooning o
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